Infrared saunas are a superb way to combat your winter woes, both physical and mental. So, as you contemplate ways to make it through another season of cold, dreary surroundings, keep tips close by for the best ways to use your sauna.
Ways to Use Your Sauna
At Wellis New England, we’ve seen how customers benefit from their saunas all year long. The notorious Connecticut winters, however, are when sauna owners tend to be a little bit more grateful to have made the investment. Bodies and minds release their tension and stimulate a variety of wellness-promoting effects while bathing in the infrared heat.
We strongly suggest speaking to your healthcare provider and reading our blog How Long to Sauna Bathe to Get Health Benefits to gain a better understanding of how to approach a sauna practice that suits you. In the meantime, take a look at the following five ways using a sauna can help you stay healthy, happy, and productive in the winter.
1. Boost Your Mood
When you use an infrared sauna, the infrared light penetrates your skin. This, in turn, helps to stimulate the production of “feel good” chemicals, serotonin and dopamine, in the brain. The result is an overall feeling of calmness and well-being. In other words, sauna bathing kick starts a physio-psychological chain reaction that contributes to reduced stress and better sleep.
When the winter blues mire you down, your sauna can help you kick back with refreshed brain chemistry and an overall lift to your outlook.
2. Soothe Muscle and Joint Pain
One of the primary benefits of saunas is that they can help to relieve muscle and joint pain. The heat from the infrared saunas penetrates deep into the muscles and joints, providing a soothing and relaxing effect. This can be extremely beneficial for those who suffer from chronic pain conditions such as arthritis. Additionally, the heat can also help to increase blood circulation, which can further reduce pain and inflammation.
This is especially useful during the winter months when the cold weather places added stress on our bodies. For all those mornings when you feel the winter chill in your bones, a sauna can help you take on every step with more energy and resilience.
3. Kickstart Your Metabolism
When it comes to kickstarting your metabolism, saunas are rockstars. An infrared sauna works by raising your core temperature first to induce sweating. When your body temperature rises, your metabolism increases. This can help you burn more calories and, thus, lose weight. Additionally, infrared saunas can also detoxify your body by causing you to sweat out impurities. This can further help with weight loss as well as overall health.
This will come as good news to anyone wondering how to keep all the rich holiday food from slowing them down. With a sauna on your side, you can enjoy the cookie platters and mouthwatering turkey with greater ease. For more tips on how a sauna can help you enjoy the winter fare, read our blog How a Sauna Can Help Post Thanksgiving Dinner.
4. Spend Quality Time With Loved Ones
When the weather outside is frightful, a sauna is a great place to connect with loved ones in the comfort of your home. Many Clearlight® saunas, like the kind we carry at Wellis New England, can accommodate multiple people, making them ideal for families.
5. Get Some Me Time
And when all you want is some me time, a sauna is the perfect place to decompress. Take the time in the peaceful environment to quiet yourself as the heat helps cleanse both body and mind.
Ways to Use Your Sauna All Year Long
As the winter doldrums make their way into our days, reach out to the incredible staff at Wellis New England. We’ll introduce you to our selection of Clearlight infrared saunas that will enhance your wellness not just in the winter but all year long.